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Installing Memory and Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by acemoose, Aug 11, 2000.

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  1. acemoose

    acemoose Thread Starter

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    I'll soon be installing 2 additional memory chips, an extra parallel port and a second hard drive in my Compaq Presario 5461 with Win98-v2 OS. I want to do this all at the same time.

    I've read that whenever something like that is done, I should back up everything, and make note of all my BIOS settings BEFORE I even open up the tower to install the new components.

    Is this true?

    Where do I find and record the BIOS settings for my Compaq??
     
  2. Whypick1

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    When you bootup your computer, it'll usually say something like "Hit DEL to enter Setup" during the RAM count. This would be the BIOS. As for whther to backup, yes!!!!!!! There's a good chance a screwup will happen, whether your fault or not.

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    Just remember, i could be wrong.
     
  3. ETS

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    If DEL key doesn't work, try F10 key when Compaq logo is displayed on screen.
     
  4. acemoose

    acemoose Thread Starter

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    Appreciate both suggestions.

    Thanx

    Ace
     
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